Riding the Waves {Navigating Emotional Highs and Lows During Quarantine}

Remember that last post I published that talked about actually enjoying quarantine?



Y’all. Not a week later and I am over. it.

I am over my husband not being able to find what I wrote on the grocery list.

I am over zero nights off of cooking.

I am over FaceTime.

I am over Zoom.

I am over distance learning.

I am over stressing about my kids’ perpetual need to run up and hug people.

I am over missing my friends.

I am over missing my family.





So, quite a little mood swing, eh?

I know. And I also know that this is ok and normal.

There will be times when I can find immense value in our days together. I write those down so that on days like today when I JUST NEED YOU TO GET OUT OF MY FEEEETTTTT, I can read them and be reminded.

I have upped my meditation game and energy practices thanks to some help from the amazing Tilly Storm. I communicate clearly with my husband when I need some SPACE from the kids AND him. I am moving my body and putting healthy fuel into it to show her some love and appreciation (with a couple treats here and there because we are quarantined after all).

My self-care game had to be upped AND protected because a Mama in an unhealthy headspace will be good for NO ONE.

Ladies, take care of yourself.

Sarah Keating
Sarah is a 30-something mom of four children under six and wife to her high-school sweetheart. She returned to Acadiana two years ago following her husband’s completion of medical school and residency in Shreveport. After the move, Sarah switched gears from full-time pediatric speech-language pathologist and working mom to full-time stay-at-home mom to her brood. Her current hobbies include “speech-therapizing” her children, re-reading the Outlander series, catching up on her Netflix queue after the kids go to bed, completing XHIT videos at naptime, and taking her medication every morning. She loves and respects the sacredness of motherhood, but sometimes you just have to let go and laugh it out. Motherhood has been the most humbling, and empowering journey she has experienced.


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